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A little help with proper possessives

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by jakewriter82, Apr 19, 2008.

  1. jakewriter82

    jakewriter82 Active Member

    Story has proper name used like this:

    After sitting a while, the Johnsons friend decides to leave.

    Is it Johnsons' or Johnson's?

    I'm inclined to think it's Johnsons' but I'm not 100 percent sure.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. ColbertNation

    ColbertNation Member

    Johnsons is plural; possessive of that is Johnsons'
  3. That's right, though it's a weird-looking sentence.
    Why not "the family friend?"
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